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Tripadvisor Hosting First Master Class Event For Jamaican Hospitality Businesses

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Registration is now open for TripAdvisor Master Class in Montego Bay, Jamaica, free educational seminar for hospitality professionals
TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, will be hosting a free master class event at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay on Monday, 9 December 2013. The Master Class will provide hospitality professionals with an overview of TripAdvisor services and tools as well as offering tested strategies and solutions for today’s most pressing business challenges.
Attendees will hear from Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations at TripAdvisor as well as from esteemed speakers such as Hotel Consultant and Author Daniel Edward Craig, President for MP&A Digital & Advertising Madigan Pratt and Group Director of Marketing & Sales for the Courtleigh Hotel Group, Nicola Madden-Greig.
This is the first time TripAdvisor will be hosting a Master Class in Jamaica to provide hospitality businesses in the area with the know-how and information to make the most of their presence on TripAdvisor.
“We are pleased that TripAdvisor has chosen Jamaica to be the location for their next Master Class. We must take advantage of important free events to foster new opportunities for success amongst our already top-of-the-line tourism professionals,” said John Lynch, director of tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board. “I encourage all of our on-island hospitality professionals to attend.”
“This Master Class will be a way for hotel owners and managers to find out about online marketing strategies that make the most of the free tools and services offered by TripAdvisor,” said Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations, TripAdvisor for Business. “Establishing and maintaining a positive reputation online is essential to a businesses’ success. This Master Class will help area hotel marketers turn traveler feedback into marketing opportunities.”
The events will cover a range of topics and offer opportunities for Q&A and site demonstrations. Areas of focus include :

  • How to Enhance a business’s TripAdvisor listing with photos and videos
  • Maximizing direct bookings
  • Optimizing a business’s website with the property’s TripAdvisor rating and reviews
  • Managing online reputation
  • Responding professionally to online guest reviews
  • Using free TripAdvisor tools to get more reviews 

The TripAdvisor Master Class at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay on Monday, 9 December 2013 will have two identical programs: a morning session from 9am to 12pm and an afternoon session from 1pm to 4pm. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. Register for this event at www.tripadvisormasterclass.com/Jamaica

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